Panos Parthenios – Parthenios Architects


Panos Parthenios – Parthenios Architects


Panos Parthenios is an Associate Professor at the School of Architecture, Technical University of Crete, where he teaches Architectural Design with Digital Media since 2009. He received a PhD in Digital Media for Architects from Harvard GSD in 2005, and has conducted research at the Harvard Center for Design Informatics. He serves as the Director of the Digital Media Lab at the School of Architecture since 2010. Since 2016 he serves as the Director of the Post Graduate Studies Program, where he teaches Information Technologies and Cultural Heritage and Advanced Digital Media. His research interests focus on smart and sustainable buildings, interactive media, music and architecture, advanced 3D visualizations for architecture and cultural heritage. A 2000 Fulbrighter, he has been awarded the 2001 Harvard Digital Media Prize and the 2002 National Internet and Digital Media Prize in Greece. He has been selected among Europe’s 40 most important emerging young architects for 2009, receiving the “Europe 40 Under 40” Award from the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

He is the co‐founder of Parthenios architects+associates, an Athens based architectural firm, which focuses on design and construction‐supervision of a wide range of projects, including hotels, hospitals, health centers, private residences, office buildings, museums, theaters, housing complexes and industrial and retail spaces in Greece and abroad. Their work has been published on several magazines and books, participated in exhibitions and distinguished on international architectural competitions. 

Architects against Virtual Worlds, Artificial Intelligence and Real Reality

While having to balance between the almost ancient dilemma of analog vs digital, architects today face more complex challenges, needing to conquer new fields such as Virtual Worlds, Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence. And then Real Reality above all. A flythrough over some of our recent projects, both in academia and in practice, will help us discuss how -and if- architects will survive.